Episode 42-The Long Arm of the Tradition

Shannon Heaton's show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Episode 42-The Long Arm of the Tradition Persistent infections like Covid-19, social injustice, and racism loom large. And still, these little...

Quarantine Compositions for all

June 8, 2020 – It’s the beginning of Week 13 for our family, of running sessions, music lessons, daily little kid livestreams (that’s my husband Matt’s gig), and school for our own kid… HERE. At home. We’ve been writing music, too....

Episode 01-Trip to Sligo-Japanese Translation

With a full heart, I offer this Japanese translation of the inaugural Irish Music Stories episode. I hope this will allow more listeners to enjoy this story of why 400,000 people–and a band of kids from Boston–ended up at the All Ireland music competition in Sligo. ...
Lisa’s Flute Mask

Lisa’s Flute Mask

(updated June 10, with more thoughts about a flute end cap!) The title of this post gives it away. My friend Lisa Danforth has a prototype of a mask–with activated carbon filter–that may help flute players mitigate risk of virus transmission while playing....